Confusing bisexuality with polygamy


In his letter (November 3), Samuel Morrison expressed the assumption that “by the logic of the same sex marriage lobby”, bisexual people would “require” three people in the marriage.

This statement shows a lot about Mr Morrison’s ignorance regarding the issue; perhaps he doesn’t actually know what the meaning of the word “bisexual”?

He seems to be confusing bisexuality with polygamy/polyandry or polyamory, none of which have anything to do with the current discussion of LGBT people being afforded equal rights.

I can assure Mr Morrison that there is no expectation among bisexual people that they should be able to marry one person of each gender at once. That is, quite frankly, ludicrous.

He also raises the question “where does it end?” – the answer to which is pretty self-evident. Marriage as a commitment between two adult people who love each other and want to get on with their lives.

Nothing has to change, except that everyone is afforded the same opportunity.

Where else? I don’t see any large numbers of polygamists or advocates of other unusual lifestyles living openly in our midst, plotting to take over Northern Ireland, I would like to advise Mr Morrison not to panic quite yet.

J. Alexzander, Lisburn